berdrola and Uvesco sign the first PPA in Spain with a distribution group

The power supplied will be 100% renewable and sourced from the newly-built Nuñez de Balboa solar power station Iberdrola has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Uvesco Group (BM Supermarcados) for the supply of electricity produced from renewable sources on a long-term basis. This makes it the first PPA signed between a power company and a distribution group in Spain. All of the energy supplied will come from a renewable source: the Nuñez de Balboa solar plant that Iberdrola will be building in Usagre (Badajoz-Extremadura). It is set to be Europe’s biggest solar power plant, with a capacity of 391 MW. This contract will save Euskaltel from releasing over 26,700 tons

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ABB will enable first digital substation in Latin America

ABB Ability based digital solutions reduce installation and commissioning times, enhance safety and improve efficiency and reliability.   ABB will install Latin America’s first digitally-enabled substation in the city of Juazeiro, northeastern Brazil. The new 230-kilovolt (kV) substation and connection bay at the Juazeiro II substation will deliver power from a 156-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) power plant under development in the area. The Juazeiro solar project is owned and operated by UK-based investment firm Actis and its renewable energy arm in Latin America, Atlas Renewable Energy. Atlas oversees more than 1,500 MW of solar PV assets in operation, construction or advanced development. When fully operational, these projects will produce enough

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ABB achieves breakthrough with world’s most powerful HVDC transformer

ABB writes next chapter in electrical history as transformers and key equipment for world’s first 1,100 kilovolt (kV) project in China pass stringent tests ABB has set another pioneering innovation record with the successful testing of the low and high voltage units of the world’s most powerful ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transformer. The +/-1,100 kV (1.1 million volts) UHVDC transformer, developed and manufactured in close collaboration with State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), has successfully passed a series of type tests, paving the way for the implementation of the Changji-Guquan UHVDC link, which will transmit power from the Xinjiang region in the Northwest, to Anhui province in eastern China. Changji-Guquan,

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ABB named global leader in SCADA systems for the power sector

New ARC report proclaims “ABB’s Grid Automation business is at the forefront of grid automation and digitalization” ABB has been named as the global market leader in SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems for the power transmission and distribution sector by ARC Advisory Group, a leading technology research and advisory firm for industry, infrastructure, and cities, in its newly released report titled “SCADA Systems for the Electric Power Industry Market Analysis, 2016-2021.“ SCADA is a computer-based system for gathering and analyzing real-time data to monitor and control equipment that deals with critical and time-sensitive materials or events. Data is gathered, processed and presented, often to issue warnings when conditions

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Red Eléctrica is awarded the construction of the Tintaya-Azángaro line in Peru

The Red Eléctrica Group, through its subsidiary Red Eléctrica del Sur S.A., has been awarded the concession contract for the ‘Tintaya-Azángaro 220 kV Transmission Line’ project in Peru, through an international public tender conducted out by Peru’s state agency for the promotion of private investment (ProInversión). Red Eléctrica will be responsible for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of a 128-km line in the southern region of the country for a period of 30 years, in addition to the construction period. With this infrastructure, Red Eléctrica establishes a connection between the projects of Transmisora ​​Eléctrica del Sur and Transmisora ​​Eléctrica del Sur 2, closing the ring between Tintaya and

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Elecnor wins a EUR 177 million power transmission contract in Brazil

The project involves 436 km of transmission lines, the construction of a new substation and the expansion of a further four substations.   Elecnor has won the contract for the engineering, supply and construction of the transmission project that will link the Xingú and Tapajós substations in Pará state in Brazil.  The contract, awarded by Equatorial Energía, is worth EUR 659 million, equivalent to around EUR 177.5 million. Elecnor will build a 230 kV line stretching 436 km and the new Tapajós substation, and will also expand the Altamira, Xingu, Transamazónica and Rurópolis substations.  Source | Elecnor    

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ACCIONA to build new power transmission infrastructure in Mexico for 21 million euros

The project involves designing and building two transmission lines and two substations, working at voltages of 400 kV and 230 kV, in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora. ACCIONA has been selected by Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to build a power line from the Topolobampo III combined cycle power plant, involving four separate design and construction jobs — two transmission lines and two substations — in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora. The two power lines, at voltages of 400 kV and 230 kV, will measure 276 kilometres in total, and the two substations will operate at those voltages. This turnkey project, adjudicated for 24.5 million USD (21

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ABB software solution to improve outage response at major U.S. utility

Commonwealth Edison Co. implements mission-critical system for Distribution Operations ABB has successfully delivered its latest distribution and outage management systems to ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, the United States’ leading energy provider. The software solution helps ComEd minimize the impact of outages for its customers across northern Illinois. ABB AbilityTM based Network Manager distribution management system (DMS) provides real-time monitoring and control, network analysis and optimization as well as outage management capabilities in an integrated software platform. The latest DMS/OMS software integrates information, system status and resources to more accurately predict and locate outages, to efficiently dispatch repair crews and enables ComEd to address the issue. The upgraded

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ABB wins $30 million order to strengthen power infrastructure in Iraq

Substation to connect new power plant near Basra to national grid ABB has won an order to supply and install a substation at the 3,000 megawatt (MW) Rumaila power plant, located in the Basra region of southern Iraq. The completed power plant will be operated by Shamara Holding Group (SHG), one of Iraq’s largest private industrial conglomerates and an independent power producer. The Rumaila power plant is expected to increase power generation capacity by about 20 percent and address acute shortages of electricity, hampering economic growth in the country. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2017. The 3,000 MW from the Rumaila power plant will add to Iraq’s

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Abengoa completes an electrical transmission line project in Peru

Project completion strengthens the electrical system in the south of the country. 25 July, 2017 –Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, has received the final acceptance certificate from the Southern Peru Copper Corporation (SPCC), in Peru’s Moquegua Region, with regard to a 220 kV electric transmission project which links the town of Ilo to the National Interconnected System (SEIN).  Abengoa has been responsible for carrying out the engineering, design and construction of the project in the form of EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction). The company has constructed the Moquegua substation that has two bays feeding the L-2033 and L-2034

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